[greenstone-users] Enabling Indic Languages such as Malayalam in Windows XP

From Rajan
DateThu Dec 4 19:11:25 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Enabling Indic Languages such as Malayalam in Windows XP
In-Reply-To (BAY0-MC6-F120fM88dc003474eb-bay0-mc6-f12-bay0-hotmail-com)
Dear All,

Windows based computers, now, can handle Indic Languages, such as Malayalam, on enabling the Indic Input Method Editor (IME) and by adding the language Keyboard.


? is a component of the operating system, that

? allows computer users to enter complex characters of languages such as Malayalam

? using a standard Western Keyboard created for English.

IME can be added from the Microsoft Windows/Office CD or from the Downloads link under the For End Users section of the www.bhashaindia.com

To enable Malayalam on the Windows XP platform (Service Pack II necessary), the following simple 5-step procedure is to be followed :

1.. The support for Malayalam IMEs can be enabled by going to Control Panel and then on the button titled "Regional and Language Options". Three options will emerge as tabs: Regional Options, Languages and Advanced. Select the Languages tab. Check the box titled "Install files for complex scripts and left-to-right languages (including Thai)" and click Apply. Then insert the Windows XP CD to finish the configuration.
2.. Run the Malayalam IME setup file and restart the computer.
3.. To enable the recognition of the keyboard layout the user must go to the Control Panel and then on to Regional and Language Options button. Of the three tabs available, select the Languages tab. Then click on the Details. . . button in the Text services and input languages section. Upon clicking the button, select Malayalam as the input language and Add Malayalam as the keyboard. In the option box that ensues, select Malayalam Indic IME 1 as the option.
4.. After the installation is complete, start any Office application, including WordPad or Notepad. Click the Language Indicator located in the System Tray on the right side of the Windows taskbar, and click to select "Malayalam Indic IME 1 from the shortcut menu that appears. The computer can be used to create language documents or type metadata in GLI.


K Rajasekharan
Kerala Institute of Local Administration

> ------------------------------
> Original Message:
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 03:13:03 -0800
> From: "Nadim Khan" <khannadim2007@gmail.com>
> Subject: [greenstone-users] Problems in writting hindi in greenstone
> To: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
> Dear Collegues,
> I am not able to write hindi in greenstone librarian interface.kindly help
> me by providing necessary instructions.i also located hindi.dm in my macros
> file already installed.
> Nadim Khan
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